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Man arrested for trying to remove Tyrone tribute to Glenanne Gang killer

 

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Police arrested a 64-year-old man for attempting to remove the banner.

Police arrested a 64-year-old man for attempting to remove the banner.

Police arrested a 64-year-old man for attempting to remove the banner.

A man was arrested on Thursday for trying to remove a tribute banner to Glenanne Gang killer Wesley Sommerville.

Police confirmed that a 64-year-old man was arrested in the Co Tyrone village of Moygashel. 

A video posted on social media shows members of the PSNI arresting the man who had brought a ladder to remove the banner.

He was arrested to prevent a breach of the peace.

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A man attempted to climb a ladder to remove the banner.

A man attempted to climb a ladder to remove the banner.

A man attempted to climb a ladder to remove the banner.

Sommerville was one of two UVF members blown up by their own bomb while attempting to plant it on the Miami Showband's minibus in 1975.

He was also a member of the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR).

The banner was put up alongside others paying tribute to the UVF.

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The PSNI confirmed on Friday that the man arrested by police has been released unconditionally.  

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Police placed the man on the ground during the arrest.

Police placed the man on the ground during the arrest.

Police placed the man on the ground during the arrest.

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